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Best new apps and games – April 15, 2017

We’ve picked out some real gems from the last seven days on the App Store, including three gorgeously creative games, two big updates to seriously useful utilities, and one way to turn yourself into an emoji. Nearly all of our picks are free this week, so dive on in!

Full of Stars

Price: Free  • Version: 1.0 • Size: 272 MB

Full of Stars is a story-driven space journey game about humanity’s survival. When a galaxy-wide war destroys planet after planet, humanity finds itself on the brink of extinction. Scared refugees scatter across the stars looking for safety. Luckily, they find you – a daring space captain, willing to bring them to a safe haven. You’ll need to lead them through dark and unknown parts of the galaxy, remnants of long-dead galactic empires, and sectors overrun by alien life forms.


Memoji from Facetune

Price: Free • Version: 1.1.1 • Size: 86.6 MB

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Your face is about to go viral. Become an Emoji! Make you and your friends laugh, cry, cry of laughter, throw up, throw a fit and more… Forget about sending emojis. Be one.


Fairyland Story

Price: Free • Version: 1.0 • Size: 304 MB

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Fairyland Story is a surreal journey through the beautiful world of geometric kaleidoscopes. Dorothy, who was kept away from the outside world all day long because of illness, always dreamed of a true adventure. A Fairy finally heard her voice and took her into a mysterious dreamland…


LARK [Updated]

Price: Free (+subscription) • Version: 1.0 • Size: 74.7 MB

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Trying to lose weight, get fit or live healthier? Don’t struggle alone. Let your Lark personal coach help you lose weight and become your best self. Your Lark coach keeps an eye on your exercise, sleep, and diet, and texts you motivation and advice in the moment, when it’s most helpful.

This app is back in the limelight after a big v4.0 update, and though deeper features are subscription-only, the “StayFit” coaching is completely free.



Price: $2.99/£2.99 • Version: 1.0.2 • Size: 288 MB

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Yesterday! is a 3D Puzzle Game about the philosophy of love and encounter. A prize winner at China’s Game Developer Awards, this is a cute action puzzler that tries to filter the difficulties and joys of real-life relationships through gameplay.


LuckyTrip [Updated]

Price: Free • Version: 1.9 • Size: 77.1 MB

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Find a trip in one tap – Where will luck take you? It’s the easiest way to find your next adventure. Set your budget… let the button decide, as it picks you somewhere to go, somewhere to stay, and something to do. The latest update adds a special “Lucky Button” and 22 new handpicked destinations!